David Gutiérrez Castañeda

Project Researcher, Talking to Action

Research Professor, National School of Higher Education (ENES), Morelia Campus, UNAM

David Gutiérrez Castañeda (b. 1983, Colombia, residing in Mexico City) received his degree in sociology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2006), Master’s in History of Art at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) with a focus on contemporary art (2011), and a Ph.D. in Art History at the same institution. He is a full-time Research Professor at the National School of Higher Education (ENES) at the Morelia Campus, UNAM. He also is a member of the research group Workshop Critical History of Art (since 2006) and the Red de Conceptualismos del Sur (since 2008). He was a professor at the National Pedagogical University of Colombia (2008-2009), a research professor at the Universidad Panamericana (2007-2008), a researcher in Museology and Heritage Management at the National University of Colombia (2006-2009), and a teacher at the Mexican Academy of Dance (2013). He received the Colegio Mexiquense Scholarship from the Ford Foundation under the program Lay Liberties in order to investigate secular art and politics at the College of Mexico (2006). He was awarded the National Prize for Art Criticism from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia in 2010. His research projects include: Looking Beyond, Going In: Arts and social interests in Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2006), Gathering: Cultural Processes and Movements for Self-Affirmation (Universidad Panamericana, 2007-2008), Contemporary Art Practices as Source for Significant Learning (National Pedagogical University, 2008), Mapa Teatro 1987-1992 (UNAM, 2009-2012), and Care Exercises. Concerning ‘La Piel de la Memoria’ (1996-2011) (UNAM, 2012-2016). Gutiérrez Castañeda’s current research concerns performance studies; he is a curator, advisor, and author of several articles on contemporary art practices and social processes in Latin America.


Field reports:

Community-based practice and the art world?

Comunidades experimentales: Mapa Teatro (Bogotá, 2001-2005)